CogTale Workshop at CCN2019

By Julieta S | November 27, 2019

This month we presented CogTale at 2019 APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference in Adelaide, South Australia. Keep an eye out for our upcoming 2020 workshop opportunities!

What’s new in October?

By Julieta S | October 30, 2019

Findings from a recent meta-analysis suggest that virtual reality interventions could be useful for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia: The effectiveness of virtual reality for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia: a meta-analysis (Kim et al., 2019)   New pilot RCT of behavioral activation for people with mild dementia: Behavioral Activation for…

Combined cognitive and physical training for older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

By Julieta S | September 4, 2019

A recently published randomised controlled trial investigated the effects of a 7-month intervention involving both cognitive and physical training on neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life of older adults with MCI. Participants included in this study experienced improvements in their mood and well-being, and so did the caregivers of the people with MCI that received…

New research – July 2019

By Julieta S | July 31, 2019

New study on the relationship between being very fearful of falling and cognitive decline. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31351857 A systematic review and meta-analysis on non-pharmacological treatments for sleep disturbance in MCI and dementia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31351523 What are the associations of physical activity and β-Amyloid with  cognition and neurodegeneration in healthy older adults? https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/2738357 Encouraging computer use and taking into…

Could training people’s sense of smell help to offset cognitive decline?

By Julieta S | June 19, 2019

Our sense of smell diminishes as we age, and this decline can sometimes be a predictor of cognitive decline. Older adults with poorer sense of smell are estimated to be more likely to develop dementia than those who have no significant issues. A recent study has found that olfactory training in older adults could improve…

New Cochrane Review on cognitive training for people with dementia

By Julieta S | May 9, 2019

Cognitive training for people with mild to moderate dementia Bahar-Fuchs A, Martyr A, Goh AMY, Sabates J, Clare L (2019) Dementia due to Alzheimer’s and other diseases is a leading cause of disability and an enormous health and societal problem. More than 40 million people in the world currently live with dementia, and this number…

American Academy of Neurology: Cognitive training included in new Practice Guidelines for older adults with mild cognitive impairment

By Alex Bahar-Fuchs | August 13, 2018

Older people with memory and thinking problems that are not severe enough to interfere with daily routines and activities are often diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. The memory and thinking problems can be the result of various factors, some of which may be related to underlying neurodegenerative disease, and some that may secondary…